NBA 2K22 details are coming in thick and fast, with recent news about the game’s enhanced Seasons mode now accompanied by fresh new details regarding the WNBA and its modes.
New features and updates are being planned for The W in NBA 2K22, with the WNBA mode set to introduce an all-new badge progression offering, three playable off-day experiences, and more online experiences.
“Since introducing The W NBA 2K, we’ve set out to develop one of the most comprehensive sets of game modes and features focused on a women’s professional league,” said Felicia Steenhouse, Senior Producer at Visual Concepts. “It’s grounded in authenticity and delivers an experience that honours and elevates some of the best ballers in the world: the women of the WNBA.”
NBA 2K22 is promising to enhance The W’s player progression system, with a new badge progression feature that allow allow you to earn more badges to improve their game and skills.
Competing on the court or grinding it out in practice, players will be able to equip and upgrade badges to customize their MyPLAYER builds based on their unique specialties
There’s also plans to bring in three new playable activities, including scrimmages, team practices, and contact workouts.
In a franchise first, historic and current WNBA stars can be challenged in contact workouts to acquire new skills on one’s own path to greatness
As for The W’s online mode, we’ll be able to link up with friends before the matchmaking process begins. Additionally, by playing games in The W Online, players will be able to earn Season XP as they level up to earn new prizes and awards.
Player Progression and Badges
Badge progression is now officially coming to The W in NBA 2K22.
You’ll also be able to customise your player’s badges freely, which the game promises will “open the door to endless possibilities”.
When creating your MyPLAYER, you’ll see the available badges next to your attributes in the four categories of Finishing, Shooting, Playmaking, and Defence. These will dictate how your player can improve and become more well-rounded. By playing games, you’ll fill the meter in each category, and you’ll earn badge points, which can be used to equip and upgrade badges. Managing and editing your badges is easy by saving custom badge loadouts specific to your MyPLAYER. By doing so, you can fine-tune your experience and get strategic when facing off in various experiences in The W.
The W Online
The W Online returns in NBA 2K22, bringing with it some key new additions. You’ll be able to play online with your friends and take to the court as a team, earning Season XP along the way.
Leveling up will earn you new prizes and rewards, such as two new historic contacts from the Houston Comets and New York Liberty who will be playable during contact workouts! At the start of every season, we’ll refresh the historic contacts so you can keep growing your network. The W’s all-new off day experiences, badge progression, and contact workouts are all about making your dreams a reality with NBA 2K22. Not only can you envision yourself as a WNBA player, you can actually become a WNBA Legend. We can’t wait for you to experience all it has to offer, including new, exclusive clothing, signature animations, and other awesome rewards.
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